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Blood Type Diet - Type O
Michael Lam, MD, MPH
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Characteristics of Type O - Best on High Protein Diet
  1. Thrive on intense physical exercise and animal proteins
  2. Do not do well with dairy and grain products
  3. Hardy digestive tract
  4. The leading factor in weight gain for Type Os is the gluten found in wheat germ and whole wheat products.
  5. Type O have a tendency to have low levels of thyroid hormone and unstable thyroid functions, which cause metabolic problems and weight gain.
  6. Type O have high stomach-acid content, can digest meat easily.

Comments Most Beneficial Food allowed Food not allowed

Protein
The more stressful your job or demanding your exercise program, the higher the grade of protein you should eat Beef, Lam, Mutton, Veal, Venison

Type Os can efficiently digest and metabolize meats
Any meat except for those listed as not allowed Bacon, Ham, Goose, Pork
Cold-water fish are excellent for Type Os. Many seafoods are also excellent sources of iodine, which regulates the thyroid function. Cod, herring, Mackerel Any fish or seafood except for those listed as not allowed Barracuda, Pickled herring, Catfish, Smoked salmon, Caviar, Octopus, Conch
Dairy Type Os need to severely restrict the use of dairy products and eggs
Butter, Farmer, Feta, Mozzarella, Goat cheese, Soy Milk All other dairy products and yogurts
Fat Type Os respond well to oils Olive Oil, Flaxseed oil Canola oil, Sesame Oil Corn oil, Peanut oil, Cottonseed oil, Safflower oil
Nuts These foods should in no way take the place of high-protein meats, and they are high in fat especially if you are overweight. Pumpkin seeds, Walnuts All kinds except those listed as not allowed Brazil, Cashew, Peanut, Pistachios, Poppy Seeds
Beans Type Os don't utilize beans particularly well. They tend to make muscle tissue slightly less acidic and inhibit the metabolism of other nutrients. Aduke beans, Azuki beans, Pinto beans, Black-eyed peas All kinds except those listed as not allowed Beans - copper, kidney, navy, tamarine. Lentils - domestic, green, red.
Grains Type Os do not tolerate whole wheat products at all. Essene Bread, Ezekiel Bread Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Rice, Kamut, Kasha, Millet, Rye, Spelt Corn, Gluten, Graham, Wheat (Bulgur, Durum, Sprouted, white and whole, Germ and Bran) farina, Oat, Seven-grains, or any products such as flour, bread and noodles made with these grain products
Vegetables





These vegetables inhibit the thyroid function for Type Os

Brassica family: Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mustard greens
These vegetables help blood clot, Type Os lack several clotting fractors and need vitamin K to assist in the process Kale, collard greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, spinach

These vegetables irritate the digestive tract and the high mold count can aggravate Type O hypersensitivity problems.

Alfalfa sprouts, shiitake mushrooms, fermented olives
These vegetables can cause arthritic conditions in Type Os

Nightshades: eggplant, potatoes
This vegetable affect the production of insulin, often lead to obesity and diabetes for the Type Os.

Corn
This fruit agglutinate all blood types but Type Os.
Tomatoes

Artichoke, Chicory, Dandelion, Garlic, Horseradish, Kale, Leek, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Red Peppers, Sweet potatoes, Pumpkin, seaweed, turnips All kinds except those listed as not allowed avocado
Fruits



Dark red, blue and purple fruits tend to cause an alkaline reaction the digestive tract, and therefore balance the high acidity of the Type Os digestive tract to reduce ulcers and irritations of the stomach lining. Plums, prunes, figs

These fruits contain high mold counts which can aggravate Type Os hypersensitivity problems (allergies)

Melons, cantaloupe, honeydew
These fruits are high in acid content which may irritate the acidic stomach of Type Os
Grapefruit, most berries Oranges, tangerines and strawberries, blackberries, Rhubarb
Fruits are not only an important source of fiber, minerals and vitamins, but they can be an excellent alternative to bread and pasta for Type Os
All kinds except those listed as not allowed
Type Os are extremely sensitive to this fruit.

coconut and coconut-containing products
Spices

Rich source of Iodine to regulate the thyroid gland Kelp-based seasonings, iodized salt

Soothing to the digestive tracts of Type Os Parsley, curry, cayenne pepper

Irritants to the Type O stomach

White and black pepper, vinegar, capers, cinnamon, Cornstarch, Corn syrup, Nutmeg, Vanilla
Condiments

chocolate, honey, cocao
Ketchup, pickles, mayonnaise, relish
Beverages
Seltzer water, Club soda and tea Wine
Beer, Coffee, Distilled liquor, Black Tea

 


TIPS FROM DR. LAM

I have found that combining your specific blood type diet along with choosing the right food from my food choice table, you will find excellent success. I encourage you to combine the use of the two.

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